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Should we Americans be on-board with all the Republican spending programs like; 1. ethanol mandates 2. paying for missile defense for the EU 3. the 100 year social engineering project in Iraq 4. making Afghanistan a modern democratic state 5. increasing entitlement spending by passing Medicare Prescription 6. Expanding NATO to include Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia Once again, Republicans believe in HUGE government, they just can't be bothered to pay for it. Let's not forget that government expansion was two and a half times bigger under George W. Bush than under 'Bubba' Clinton.
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deuxieme Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:05 AM
Card-carrying Republicans respond with "Why won't the Democrats raise taxes?" The American public has learned that the Republican Medicare Prescription is free, the Republican social engineering project in Iraq is free and the Republican nation building project in Afghanistan is free. It's just easier to roll a stone downhill than uphill. Capiche?
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Is a Nuclear Deal With Iran Possible?

deuxieme Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:04 AM
Why worry about the deficit? Why not just apply some more 'supply-side' theory as the Republicans did during the entire George W. Bush 'Reign of Error?' Let's not forget the four pillars of supply-side theory. 1.) Tax cuts increase revenue. 2.) Deficits do not matter. 3.) The more debt there is, the more opportunities there are for tax cuts in the future. 4.) Every program that the federal government creates or expands presents yet another opportunity for a tax cut. I suggest people read Alan Greenspan's book 'Age of Turbulence' where he says that in 2001 the USA had 'budget surpluses as far as the eye can see.'
Card-carrying Republicans respond with "Why won't the Democrats raise taxes?" The American public has learned that the Republican Medicare Prescription is free, the Republican social engineering project in Iraq is free and the Republican nation building project in Afghanistan is free. It's just easier to roll a stone downhill than uphill. Capiche?
Why worry about the deficit? Why not just apply some more 'supply-side' theory as the Republicans did during the entire George W. Bush 'Reign of Error?' Let's not forget the four pillars of supply-side theory. 1.) Tax cuts increase revenue. 2.) Deficits do not matter. 3.) The more debt there is, the more opportunities there are for tax cuts in the future. 4.) Every program that the federal government creates or expands presents yet another opportunity for a tax cut. I suggest people read Alan Greenspan's book 'Age of Turbulence' where he says that in 2001 the USA had 'budget surpluses as far as the eye can see.'
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Stevens Died, the Administration Lied

deuxieme Wrote: Oct 10, 2012 12:01 AM
Card-carrying Republicans respond with "Why won't the Democrats raise taxes?" The American public has learned that the Republican Medicare Prescription is free, the Republican social engineering project in Iraq is free and the Republican nation building project in Afghanistan is free. It's just easier to roll a stone downhill than uphill. Capiche?
Republicans say, "The poor pay nothing for taxes." Again; It is a lie. All Americans pay 15.3% of their income to the government on their first dollar earned up to a limit of about $107k. It's SOCIAL SECURITY and MEDICARE TAXES. Warren Buffet has said that he pays a lower percentage on his income tax than his secretary does. He said his income was one billion U.S. dollars and his secretary made $40k per year. He's a capitalist and a truth teller. I support an additional wartime gas tax to pay for our military efforts in Afghanistan. War is not free as assumed by Republicans reading this.
Republicans say, "The poor pay nothing for taxes." Again; It is a lie. All Americans pay 15.3% of their income to the government on their first dollar earned up to a limit of about $107k. It's SOCIAL SECURITY and MEDICARE TAXES. Warren Buffet has said that he pays a lower percentage on his income tax than his secretary does. He said his income was one billion U.S. dollars and his secretary made $40k per year. He's a capitalist and a truth teller. I support an additional wartime gas tax to pay for our military efforts in Afghanistan. War is not free as assumed by Republicans reading this.
Folks, let's please take a tough look at the debt. Can't we all agree that we had close to a balanced budget at the end of Bubba Clinton's presidency? Can't we all agree that George W. Bush had a 'Reign of Error?' The Republicans started a long term social engineering project in Iraq. NOT PAID FOR. The Republicans started a long term nation building project in Afghanistan. NOT PAID FOR. The Republicans added another socialist wealth-redistributive Medicare Prescription program on our already largely government run health care structure. NOT PAID FOR. Don't we need a tax to pay for all of this Republican spending that persists to this day? How should it be paid for?
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Is a Nuclear Deal With Iran Possible?

deuxieme Wrote: Oct 09, 2012 10:55 PM
Republicans say Ronald Reagan brought down the Soviet Union. Hog wash! In fact, Ronald Wilson Reagan appeased it. He lifted the grain embargo Jimmy Carter imposed on the USSR when they invaded Afghanistan. Reagan SUBSIDIZED corn and wheat sales to the Soviet Union. He boasted, "I made a loaf of bread cheaper in Moscow than in any town in America." The USSR consistently spent 25% of GDP on defense in the 1950's, the 60's, 70's and the 80's. To think otherwise exhibits NO knowledge of Soviet history. Ronald Wilson Reagan was also an appeaser of Islamic fanaticism. I presume you have never heard of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Andrei Sakharov, Natan Sharansky or Lech Walesa?
Any chance we are going to get rid of ethanol mandates, which is nothing but a Republican-Marxian redistribution of wealth from America's east and west coasts to America's corn belt? Hence, crony capitalism. Si es cierto!!!
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